The False Leader

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For years I have thought about what constitutes a “true leader.”  

In my world, I have dealt with teachers, coaches, and mentors that have helped guide and mold me into the person that I have become… 

Along the way, I have encountered some incredible leaders that have made a tremendous impact, not only on my life but on the lives of many others as well.

Yet, I have also come across countless people who happen to be in a leadership position that has no fucking clue what being a leader is all about…

These are the people that, first and foremost, look after their own ass well before thinking about what is best for the team or organization…. They are social recluses that lack basic communication skills, and even though they may say the right things, their despicable and selfish actions speak far louder than any bullshit words. 

Authenticity is non-existent, and these people pretending to be leaders because of some sort of title thrust upon them are simply pawns for a system predicated on a toxic culture created by bad people.

Inevitably, the ship will hit the iceberg and the entire operating system will combust… 

The only question is whether or not we are able to hop on a lifeboat early enough, or we end up going down with the sinking ship. 

Oh yea, in case you were wondering, that penis faced captain we have been talking about, he jumped ship a long time ago and is sucking down fruit cocktails on “Go Fuck Yourself” island… 

Now that we have officially defined the “False Leader,” let’s investigate what actually makes a “True Leader.” 

In the late legendary ski coach Chis Anderson’s quotation elevation book, the quote that sums up a “true leader” just so happens to be the first one supplanted in the “leadership” section:

“The true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others… He does not set out to be a leader but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.  In the end, leaders are much like eagles, they don’t flock together, you find them one at a time…” 

Let’s just all make sure we spread our wings… CA FUCKING CA!!!!!!!!